Just got back from a great weekend surfing in Tofino. Clear skies and great waves on Friday and Saturday. Following our afternoon session on Friday we went down to the beach and took some photos of the locals enjoying a few last turns as the sun was setting.
Thought I would send you some shots to represent the Haida Gwaii again.
Got another hollow wood surfboard comming out of the shop this weekend, a 6' 2" x 23" x 3" Retro Fish, Twin Fin, single to double concave bottom contour. Made with local Red and Yellow Cedar and salvaged California Redwood.
Been testing other designs with a few test riders up here in the Haida Gwaii. Chinook Surfboards will certainly have some boards at the 'expression session' for people to ride.
Cory Millard - Chinook Surfboards
YouTube:Shannon Brown - West Coast, summer 2011 - Video:Cole Nauffts
Grovel Sesh with the Groms:CC, Janek, Michael, Jesse, Isaac
A little summer session our crew shared with the GromLayer Productions crew, trading off with the Fishbonker Gopro.
SubjecttoHoldups SubjecttoHoldups blog
a couple spots in tofino and the parks, filmed with my buddy Cole Nauffts on my bday the other day
A Lazar's Summer Session
Some summer photos from our backyard... no boat, no plane, nobody, plenty bears but they're sweet!
YouTube:Christian Moutinho trying the H bomb wetsuit. Worlds first heated wetsuit being tested in Canadian waters in 2009
Vimeo:The first annual Burke's Rib Weekend Classic in Tofino - Video:Mark Wyatt
Vimeo:Wefi Surfboards by Mark Wyatt
Hollow Cedar Surfboards shaped by Randy Weflen in Lantzville, BC
Music: Airtone: TokyoStreet
Vimeo:Erik Hanson surfs & talks about the new Ocean Rodeo drysuit - Video:Mark Wyatt
The new product is a drysuit designed for surfing, the "Surf Dry".
It was a great experience shooting this. The surfer, Erik Hanson, as well as the owner were great to meet and work with.
This was all shot within a two day window on Vancouver Island, and the weather was great, since it is usually raining.
Surfer: Erik Hanson
Audio: Fura - 7 Lagos
Vimeo:Lorne Acheson shapes high quality surfboards out of Parksville British Columbia Canada. He is a perfectionist and his attention to detail is unmatched in Canada's surfboard building comunity. Mostly making fishes and quads and his version of a mini simmons he calls the Simmonoid. Ark Surfboards are in short, user friendly. Built for the most beginner to the most advanced open minded surfer out there.
Vimeo:Ben Murphy, west coast - Video:Kevin Sansalone
Shannon Browns clips from a van island carnage camp trip with local goodfellas RyCam, Kye and Janek Borg.
Ben Murphy Afternoon Surf Sessions 2011, Tofino BC
Here is another little something that my brother put together Friday the 10th for me
Isaac Raddysh is a surfer/shaper based out of Tofino, BC. He shapes under Aftanas Surf Designs and surfs for RipCurl, Adanac, and Storm Surf Shop - Video:Kiel Harvey
more at gotsurf.ca/shaping-with-isaac
Kye Peladeau, Janek Peladeau, CC Unger-Mayor, Frazer Unger-Mayor and Isaac Raddysh surfing a spring swell, Vancouver Island 2011
check out their SubjecttoHoldups blog
Vimeo:Ben Murphy Surf'n'Ski ' 2010
Christian Moutinho surfing in Canada east and west coast 2011
As we all know a sunny day complimented by great surf is a rare combination to find along this coast during the winter months! So as a photographer it is great to only stop shooting once the batteries are all dead and memory cards full versus once the fingers, toes, and face are numb! Here are some photos from some of those sunny days along this Wetcoast. Enjoy